High school students pitch product ideas in Fair Oaks Farms competition

Purdue Polytechnic High School students traveled from Indianapolis to West Lafayette in late November for final presentations in a “pitch competition” sponsored by Fair Oaks Farms and Belstra Milling.

The competition was part of the high school’s 2017-18 student project challenge in which Fair Oaks Farms asked, “How will Indiana contribute to feeding nine billion people without overwhelming the planet by 2050?”

Union 525 is home to Purdue Polytechnic High School

Emmerich Manual High School was established at 525 S. Meridian Street in Indianapolis in 1891. The high school’s teachers combined traditional curricula, like mathematics and science, with courses in “manual skills,” such as mechanics, drafting and home nursing, and later, technology. Originally known as The Industrial Trading School, it gained national attention for bridging the gap between high school education and job readiness.

Purdue Polytechnic High School welcomes first-ever students

Purdue Polytechnic High School welcomed 159 students to its first-ever ninth grade class on Monday (July 31) in Indianapolis. The new school will focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and will feature hands-on project-based learning. The school is part of the Indianapolis Public Schools Innovation Network.